Evan and Jenny Thompson’s hospitality journey started one Saturday morning…
“We were both teachers in Victoria and wanted to do something for ourselves rather than work for wages. We were sitting reading the paper one Saturday morning and saw an ad for an agent who was in Melbourne talking to people about business opportunities in apartment management rights.”
Life takes some strange twists and for Jamie Pascoe that happened when he left the building industry to run the family-owned hotel in Wagga Wagga at the tender age of 23.
It’s doubtful that anyone knows more about Best Western’s members than Stevie Russell, who has been working with them since 2003.
So it’s a good thing she reckons they are the best thing about her job as Member Services Manager.
Family, football and food!
These are the driving passions of Simon Marchant, quite possibly the most positive and upbeat member of Best Western Australasia’s management team. Read more about ‘Simon Says, Smile.’
It’s funny how things happen.
Leon Wood got into hospitality in his home town of Taupo, New Zealand, so he’d have the money and time to train as a commercial pilot.
The idea was he’d work split shifts and fly in the middle of the day on his downtime.
“Treat everyone as you would like to be treated yourself.”
That’s the first piece of advice Peter and Kathy Boland – who own Best Western Cattle City Motor Inn in Rockhampton – received when starting out in the hospitality industry many years ago.
Lyn Lewis is a country girl who, after a lengthy stint in the big smoke of Melbourne, is now back where she belongs, though not where she intended.
But that’s ok because Lyn and her husband John love their new life in Victoria’s western districts, where they own and run the Best Western Hamilton Lakeside Motel.
Little did she know at the time but Karen Baldwin had the perfect training for her hospitality career from a very early age.
Her parents were deaf and, as the eldest of four children, Karen was relied on to solve communication issues; translating, liaising, ensuring no misunderstandings, keeping everyone happy.
Betty and Peter Corby have only been in Mittagong since December, but they already feel right at home.
The Southern Highlands town – famous for its gardens – is that kind of place; the people are friendly and it’s beautiful too.